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Capital Buying Support Team Leader

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50893


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Position Description:

Manages the daily Capital Support Buying Team and the Project Procurement Group (PPG) operation. This person will manage employees cross culturally and non-exempt and exempt employees. Total number of employees to manage is ~ 7 - 8. This position will also perform Capital Buying Support functions along with being the team leader. The team leader is expected to work with each team member professionally, to understand their long-term agreed upon goals. The team leader will help each employee with a plan to get the necessary training or experiences. This person will provide direction and assistance to employees as required. Daily support/involvement in capital projects assisting the capital buyers with transactional help and problem solving while following the Global Buying Policy. This position could work on retrieving Non-disclosure agreements and supplier insurance certificates from suppliers, and assist buyers with the following: e-RFx, e-auction, PO issues, invoice issues, supplier communication etc. For a more detailed view of possible tasks, see below. This position will supervise the PPG transactional team as well, making sure metrics are met and customers are satisfied. The team leader will assist capital buyers on special requests and facilitate expediting of emergency orders.

Position Scope may include the following but not limited to:

  • Team leader of the Capital Support Team and perform duties as a Capital Support Buyer
  • Team leader of the PPG Team
  • Supplier searches
  • eRFI, eRFP, e-auction etc.
  • Supplier setups (Ariba – PeopleSoft, SAP) through the eMDV tool
  • Onboarding fees
  • Request / Review supplier docs in Ariba (Agreement, NDA, COI)
  • Ad-hoc Ariba searches for any necessary docs for suppliers as requested
  • Supplier training for Ariba
  • Work with the contract managers (Capital Buyers and CCOE members) to get agreements completed
  • Supplier profile information issues in Ariba or ERP
  • PO set up for progress payments
  • Invoice/Payment issues

Required Skills:

  • Supervisory/Leadership skills
  • Customer Service skills
  • Ability to “push back” when needed
  • Ability to handle multiple/competing priorities
  • Able to learn and understand the end to end Requisition to Payment Process, Global Buying Policy, Capital Buying Process, and the PPG Process
  • Communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of Performance Excellence tools Able to read metrics and make decisions based on those metrics
  • Ability to utilize multiple software systems
  • Multitasking
  • Desire for a career in GSM

Education & Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher Business/Procurement/Supply Chain Experience

Travel Requirements (domestic and/or international):

  • 0% - 5

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning